Our face is one of a kind. Even identical twins are not really identical, more like similar-looking twins. There’s only one version of our face in this sea of 7.5 billion human beings, and we should take care of it. The trouble is, it can feel like we’re fighting an uphill battle with a foe that is worthy of respect. Time, will catch up to us all but it’s not about letting go and giving up of our beauty, but aging with grace. The skin on our faces is softer, stretchier and generally weaker than on the rest of our body. The thin muscular layer does not require a lot of oxygen to operate, which is why you’ll never have an attack of lactic acid in your forehead. Perhaps that’s why then we try to find a stable complexion of our face, using rubs, oils, masks and even cucumbers to give us a shining glow. These solutions are too broad, and thus not as effective as isolating parts of your face. If you target one area at a time, you can turn back the clock day by day.


Around the eyes

The two areas of our face that get stretched naturally are around the eyes and around the mouth. It’s commonly known as crow’s feet when you have wrinkles that are spread out in the shape of a bird’s foot. These are noticeable from the front and the side of the face, so it’s not uncommon to be self-conscious about them. A simple home remedy is to rub milk on your wrinkles. The calcium in the milk encourages collagen production which is the tissue that holds up the skin and makes it plump. Use a cotton ball that has been dipped in whole milk, and lightly dab around the eyes. Another easy trick is to use egg whites to create a face mask. The protein in the eggs white, tightens the skin and gradually makes it stronger so it can resist loosening or stretching too much.


A sign of youth

Gorgeous peach cheeks are desired by modelling scouts. High cheeks and healthy skin are a sign of youth, so it’s no wonder they want that look for their magazines and fashion shows. Losing weight helps the cheeks to rise again, as the cheeks is where the majority of face fat is stored. When you become slimmer, your cheeks tend to huge your facial bones more and give off a more slender shape. Working out such as running allows the cheeks to release heat and sweat, again making the cheeks tighter. On the other hand if you find that this doesn’t work, a  facelift is one option that can stop any further sagging or lines around your cheeks. Sometimes it’s the underlying tissue that is moving rather than the skin itself, and thus only that kind of solution will work.

Nobody can stop the aging process, but we can learn how to age with grace. Limit the wrinkles around your eyes with milk and eggs and get into shape, so your face too can get back its shape. Take your time and don’t try to race the clock, but rather make these beauty solutions as part of your daily routine. One step at a time.